Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jordana Semi-Permanent Liquid Eye Liner - Review

I won't waste time deliberating or cutting around corners I will come straight out and say what needs to be said.




What I like:

  • precise liner brush
  • very good pigmentation
  • formula is not runny ie. not too thin (nor is it too thick)
  • goes on smooth is not clumpy or flaky
  • easy to work with
What I don't like:
  • is not matte
  • the formula is a bit "plastic" meaning it will peel under certain circumstances eg, when exposed to moisture/oil. If you have oily skin I suggest you stay away from it all together.
endless black


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always blue



I had three of them: the purple, the blue and the black. The formula is a lot better in the blue than it was with the purple or the black. The purple tends to be a bit dryer in formula whilst the blue for me borders on perfection besides the fact that it still peels like the others. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Autumn/Fall 2013 Makeup Trends - Dark, Vampy, Smokey

From celebs to fashion models...the dark smokey eyes and vampy lips seems to have plunged far off the runways almost becoming a cliche on YouTube as gurus and makeup artists everywhere recreate smoldering eyes looks paired with seductive wine or red lips to renegade the fall season-and I have thrown myself almost blissfully on the bandwagon!






List of products used (Watch the tutorial - link):

eyes -
physicians formula cream mosaic eyeshadow palette
black opal deluxe finishing powder - deep
28 colour neutral palette
elf eye brightening quad - butternut
elf studio single eyeshadow - raspberry truffle
black opal deluxe finishing powder - neutral light
mark. highlighter - al fresco
mark. liquid liner - cleo
jordana black mascara

lips -
davis lip and eye pencil - no.010

face - 
black opal creme stick foundation - beautiful bronze
black opal total coverage concealing foundation - heavenly honey
black opal deluxe finishing powder - neutral light, dark

contour - black opal colour fusion powder - mosaic pressed powder
cheeks - mary kay signature blush - brick
highlight - mark. al fresco


Friday, October 18, 2013

My Grandma Died!

I lost my grandma to cancer on father's day last year. When I was growing up I believed that she was the only one who loved me. My nana never forgot my birthday and she always had a gift for me and she knew just what I liked. My nana gave me my very first eyeliner and my very first lipstick. She gave me my very first CD in fact she gave me all my CDs when I was growing up and she was the reason I fell in love with music and all things girly and pretty. I miss my nana very much and I wish she was here. I wish I got to say goodbye to wipe the last tears she cried.
My nana had been battling cancer from she was younger than me, she came off treatment and she seemed fine. She took ill summer of 2012 and died on father's day in June.
I cry every time I think about her because there was just so much to say. I hope she knows how much I love her and miss her and I am mad at her for dying because she was supposed to be here, I expected to see here sit in the same place in church she sat every Sunday forever so no matter when I when to church she would always be there with her toothless smile and her loving eyes, her hug...she made me feel special all the time no matter how bad I felt about myself, no matter how low I was she made me feel like a queen :'(









Products used to create this look:

eyes -
physicians formula mosaic eyeshadow palette
nyx single eyeshadow - flamingo
120 eyeshadow palette - 1st ed.
28 colour neutral palette
anco black eyeliner pencil

lips -
nyx round lipstick - louisiana
pink glitter

face -
black opal liquid foundation - beautiful bronze
mary kay liquid foundation - bronze 500
mark. conceal for real - medium deep
black opal deluxe finishing powder - neutral light, dark

contour - black opal colour fusion - pressed powder
blush - nyx powder blush - pinched | milani sunset duo blush and bronzer - sunset beach

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thor Inspired Makeup Look

Let me just say that Thor has never looked prettier! I was watching the Mask last night and I immediately followed that up with the son of the mask (through the urging of my husband) and the story line was totally created around norse mythology and Odin and I started to wonder how many movies were build up around these ancient mythologies-ah well that was just interesting thought!






List of products used to create this look:

eyes -
nyx jumbo pencil - milk
black opal deluxe finishing powder - deep
mark. super flip colour kit - f2050
28 neon colour palette
e.l.f liquid liner - grey
jordana liquid liner - endless black
jordana black mascara
avon wash off waterproof mascara

lips -
davis lip pencil - red - no.016
davis lip pencil - silver - no.032
jordana matte lipstick - rouge

face -
black opal liquid foundation - beautiful bronze
mary kay liquid foundation - bronze 500
black opal deluxe finishing powders - neutral light, dark

contour - black opal colour fusion powder - pressed powder

blush - milani powder mosaics - sweet cheeks

highlight - mark. touch and glow

Watch the tutorial - link

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn/Fall Makeup Trends

Fall makeup come alive this year with pantone shades and bold inspiring lips.

1. Cat eyes dominate the runways this season from the simplistic to the severely dramatic paired with nude lips and a very neutral face.
2. Orange shadows on the lips with a very mute lip seems to take the plunge on an unassuming scale this year fall so gone are the days when orange just belonged to summer.
3. A neutral face with naked eyes and bold vampy, tangerine, coral, berry red, wine and plumtastic lip shades-the bolder the better rings true for this fall season.
4. Prune eyes and virtually naked skin coupled with nude lips and very comfortable contouring if any at all.
5. Then comes the glitter and it appears everyone loves glitter-either that or they maintain a secret love affair. Glitter steals and sells the runway this season from black to multicolored it's making a statement for fall.
6. Finally, Grey meets the stage and it is paired with nude lips this fall. I will admit that it is not my favorite trend but it looks tremendous on the fashion runways.






I incorporated three fall trends into my look:
-cat eye liner
-prune eyeshadow
-red wine lips

List of Products Used:

eyes:
black opal stick concealer - mahogany
jordana powder blush - rouge
e.l.f brightening colour eyeshadow quad - matte mauve
black opal deluxe finishing powder - deep
black opal deluxe finishing powder - neutral light
avon smooth mineral eyeshadow duo - plumtastic
jordana liquid liner - endless black
jordana mascara - black
avon wash off waterproof mascara

lips:
nyx round lipstick - snow white
anco lip/eye liner pencil - no.1 black
120 eyeshadow palette - blue (eyeshadow)

face:
black opal liquid foundation - beautiful bronze
mary kay liquid foundation - bronze 500
black opal deluxe finishing powders - medium, dark
black opal colour fusion pressed powder

cheeks:
milani blush- mai tai
mark. touch and glow

Watch the tutorial - link

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Office, School and Interview Makeup Look





Products Used:

eyes:
black opal stick concealer - mahogany
avon true colour eyeshadow quad - mocha latte
black opal deluxe finishing powder - deep
black opal deluxe finishing powder - neutral light
mark. keep it going long wear liner and shadow duo - naturalist
jordana mascara - black
avon wash off waterproof mascara

lips:
nyx round lipstick - stone
davis lip/eye liner pencil - no.021

face:
black opal liquid foundation - beautiful bronze
mary kay liquid foundation - bronze 500
black opal deluxe finishing powders - medium, dark
black opal colour fusion pressed powder

cheeks:
nyx powder blush - cinnamon
mark. glowdacious illuminating powder  - amped up

Watch the tutorial - link

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag


I was tagged a while back by Kalamity Jane Kosmetics but at the time there was a power cut and by the time we got electricity I had completely forgotten.

Avarice/Greed: What is your most expensive beauty product?
  • 28 neon colours palette
  • 28 neutral colour palette
  • mark. touch and glow
  • mark. glowdacious
  • mark. super flip colour kits
  • nyx soft matte lip cream
  • nyx extreme lip cream
  • nyx blushes
  • black opal deluxe finishing powders

Wrath: What beauty item do you have a love/hate relationship with? 
  • concealer
  • black opal translucent setting powder

Gluttony: What brand makes up the biggest chunk of your beauty collection? 
  • nyx
  • elf
  • avon
  • mark.
  • klean color
  • jordana
  • milani

Sloth: What product do you neglect to use due to laziness? 
  • moisturizer
  • concealer

Pride: Which beauty product gives you the most confidence? 
  • my red lipstick
  • foundation & contour

Lust: Which item is at the top of your beauty wish list?
  • MAC pro long wear concealer
  • L'Oreal true match liquid foundation
  • MAC ruby woo and morange lipsticks

Envy: What product looks great on others but not yourself? 
  • barbie/pale pink lipstick

I'm tagging anyone who owns a beauty blog and would like to give it a try.